2016 release. Vinyl LP
Blues and Ballads similarly comprises interpretations of songs by other composers, this time with the focus on blues and ballads implied by the album’s title.
The Brad Mehldau Trio is Brad Mehldau on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass, and Jeff Ballard on drums. Blues and Ballads, which the New York Times calls "beautiful," is available now.
"Stellar jazz pianist Mehldau again proves that three is the magic number," says MOJO magazine in a four-star review of Blues and Ballads, "resurrecting the trio that has consistently advanced the jazz lexicon in the course of the past 20 years. A spellbinding set whose salient features are subtlety and understatement. Sublime stuff.
" "Brad Mehldau is adept at bending almost any music to the will of the jazz tradition," says the Times of London in its five-star review, and gets "fairly down and dirty on this sublimely satisfying album." Reviewer Chris Pearson cites the trio's take on the Beatles' "And I Love Her" as a highlight, describing it as "Yet another rhapsodic rollercoaster from this master of romantic complexity."
Since I Fell for You
I Concentrate on You
And I Love Her
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